The San Antonio Spurs are sending their biggest names to try to convince free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge to sign with the team. According to a report, head coach Gregg Popovich and stars Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be in Los Angeles, where they are expected to meet with the Portland Trail Blazers' power forward-center.
The story was first reported by Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports. “Spurs contingent is scheduled to meet with free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge in L.A. on July 1 after arriving Tuesday, sources told Yahoo.” Spears posted his report on Twitter on Monday.
The Spurs have their own free agents to take care this offseason, namely Duncan and rising star Kawhi Leonard, but they can potentially offer a maximum contract to one player in free agency.
Other teams reportedly interested in Aldridge include the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. One team considered a wild card in the Aldridge chase is the Toronto Raptors, according to a separate report.
Aldridge, a nine-year veteran, averaged a career-high 23.4 points plus 10.2 rebounds per game last season.